During the past few weeks our readers were educated on the performance of the Colombo stock market by emphasizing on the untapped opportunities it offers to investors. Further on, we have disseminated guidelines on the requirements in entering the market, investing and managing one’s portfolio.
Leadership doesn’t just happen. Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is a set of skills and abilities that anyone can learn. Those skills can be strengthened, honed and enhanced.
Globally, in the last two years, women have made great strides in closing the gap for C-suite jobs. In fact, women now are better educated than ever, are stepping into high profile roles and are also outnumbering men as the primary breadwinners in their households.
Leading property developers welcomed last week’s exchange controls relaxations by the Central Bank, which permitted the repatriation of capital and capital gains from the sale of residential properties by non- residents.
Three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto unveiled its new re-compact passenger vehicles in the petrol, CNG and LPG variants, which aim to replace the company’s existing range.
The fall in Sri Lanka’s rupee currency is no cause for concern as foreign investors have been changing their positions rather than pulling out of the island nation’s bond market, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said.
Sri Lanka’s private commercial banks have significantly surpassed state-owned banks in funding Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in 2012, a stark contrast to the situation in 2011, the latest annual report of the Ministry of Finance and Planning showed.
Sri Lanka has become one of the best countries for Investment since it can now boasts of a peaceful environment and a strong political stabilization after the cessation of hostilities which prevailed for over 30 years, a top cabinet minister said.
The Central Bank could take more steps to reduce high lending rates if commercial banks do not fall in line with monetary policy rate cuts, a top Central Bank official said yesterday..
We all know what a little girl’s world consists of – Barbies, Angelina Ballerinas, soft pink dresses and dainty little...
At the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference held in Singapore in May, I had the honour and pleasure of interviewing Nalaka Godahewa, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka, on the development of the country’s capital markets.
An escalation of fisheries related incidents in the Palk Bay area is threatening to undermine the bilateral Indo-Sri Lanka relations. It is important that this matter is given urgent attention.
With the Millennium Development Goals expiring in 2015, a global debate is underway for a new development agenda to replace them. For Asia, the agenda must in part tackle the unfinished task of poverty reduction under the MDGs
The University of Sri Jayawardenepura’s Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce announced the establishment of a Masters in Entrepreneurship qualification from January 2014.
During the past few years, Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic fundamentals have improved and the domestic financial sector has become stronger and more resilient
The short term Treasury bill yields fell at yesterday's auction held to re-issue Rs.12 billion maturing bills, the Public Debt Department of the Central Bank said.
Much has been said about Sri Lanka’s potential for growth, and indeed there are many national and corporate plans being rolled out towards this end. There is high focus on several key areas of improvement, such as Infrastructure, policy frameworks, citizen services, education and so on.
The global rubber industry has always been concerned over the fluctuating supply and spiralling prices of natural rubber (NR). Natural rubber is a highly valuable biomaterial in contrast with other bio-polymers and it cannot be replaced by other synthetic materials for many vital applications like heavy-duty truck/bus
Several publicly listed firms and leading business houses in the country have been offered some of the enterprises that were vested with the government under the Revival of Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets Act in 2011.
Sri Lanka's rupee hit a six-week low yesterday, weighed down by banks' demands for dollars to settle bond-related sales and importer buying of the U.S. currency, dealers said.
Central Bank has told commercial banks to cut the interest rate charged on credit card advances by 4 percentage points in a bid to reduce other lending rates, the Deputy Governor said yesterday.
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